DER Weekends: Tiff Massey is making big moves in Detroit’s arts community

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Tiff Massey

Tiff Massey

On this episode of Detroit Evening Report Weekends, we revisit a conversation WDET’s Tia Graham had with artist Tiff Massey on The Metro.

Massey trained as a metalsmith at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is well known for her public works.  She has won several prestigious awards, including the Knight Arts Challenge and the Kresge Artists Fellowship.

Massey’s 7Mile + Livernois exhibit opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts in May. It features jewelry scaled “to the size of architecture.”

Massey spoke with Tia about the exhibit, how Black and African culture inspire her work and the very Detroit habit of using street intersections in introductions.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.
  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.